University awarded prestigious scholarships


A total of 13 awards are being made in music technology, engineering and science as part of the GREAT Britain Scholarships – India 2015 initiative.

The University was awarded £10,000 from GREAT, a campaign to promote the UK as a destination to study, and this has been backed by an extra £20,000 from Faculties.

The awards are designed to strengthen relations between the UK and India and attract high-calibre students.
 
University Chancellor The Rt Hon Lord Paul of Marylebone, PC welcomed the announcement of the scholarships.
 
He said: “These scholarships enable us to offer opportunities to Indian students wishing to benefit from an education at the University of Wolverhampton.
 
“The University has excellent links with India and these will become even stronger in the future. We want to encourage creativity, innovation and enterprise.”
 
Jo Gittens, Director, International, said: “We welcome international students from across the globe as it enhances the experience of our UK staff and students and supports our internationalisation agenda.

“These scholarships will enable us to further improve our excellent links with India and create opportunities for increased student mobility. They will also help to raise the profile of the University of Wolverhampton and enhance our reputation.”

The British Council is working with partners across Government in the GREAT Campaign, and Vince Cable officially announced the scholarships recently.
 
The GREAT Britain Scholarships – India 2015 is the largest ever scholarships programme offered to Indian students. The scholarships for the current year are worth a total almost 1.5 million pounds (approx. 150 million rupees).

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